Supporters of West Ham United have been reacting to a report which has emerged on David Moyes’ intentions for Ben Johnson and Xande Silva.
David Moyes wants to include Ben Johnson and Xande Silva in first-team training as part of his rebuild at West Ham.
— West Ham Fan Zone (@WHUFCFZ) May 27, 2020
Good. Silva looked like had potential on the occasions i saw him and Johnson is decent from what I hear, so should replace Zabaleta.
— JG (@hammer2090) May 27, 2020
Very happy with this even with the current climate in football think it’s a great decision
— Ryan Horn (@_BluePasty) May 27, 2020
For those unaware, Johnson is an English full-back (per Transfermarkt) and Silva is a Portuguese right-winger (per Transfermarkt). So, following the report, West Ham fans continued airing their desire for them to be involved.
Give em a go I say.
— Brad ? WHUFC (@BradHellyer1) May 27, 2020
Bringing the youngsters into the 1st team, is a good start. See how they do.
— Martin Austin (@MartinA01430162) May 27, 2020
The English defender has graduated through the ranks with the Irons and is currently a part of the Under-23 squad (per Transfermarkt).
Johnson has made a solitary appearance for the first team, that being in the 1-0 defeat against Manchester City earlier this season (per Transfermarkt).
Silva, however, has been with the Hammers since the summer of 2018 after signing from Vitória Guimarães SC (per Transfermarkt). The Portuguese attacker has made only two senior appearances since then (per Transfermarkt).
Should David Moyes be looking to get more of the club's academy players involved in the first team next season?
Yes, it's a great idea
No, we need more quality
Just what we need in my opinion. Time to rebuild.
— Andy Greenfield (@andy_greenfield) May 27, 2020
West ham need to stop, I’m getting excited again…
— Mitchell waldock (@Mitchellwaldoc1) May 27, 2020
As can be seen in these responses from West Ham supporters, they are keen on the idea of the two youngsters being introduced to first-team training next season.